There are several ways to escape the coming unemployment mess that the three headed monster (globalization, automation, and excessive immigration) is putting us into.

If any version of UBI is perceived as a necessary adaptation to 21st century conditions, and it is coupled with productivity requirements (e.g., more jobs created by a four day workweek, required volunteerism, expansion of public and private services enabled by government (aka “Job Guarantees”, etc) it becomes a reasonable adaptation.

If UBI is perceived as an alternative type of “welfare”, it dies on the vine and has no political future. As it should, if it is indeed architected thataways.

It all depends on how it’s supporters are able to paint it.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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